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A view of the 2014 Downtown Criterium.

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Mark Sneed relaxes in the shade following his Cat 4 race at the 2014 Downtown Criterium. Sneed came down form Oakland to race and also visit family who live in Bakersfield.

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Olympic cyclist Jimmy Watkins waits for the start of the 2014 Downtown Criterium Cat 3 race. Watkins placed sixth in the match sprint races at the 2012 Olympics.

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Race bikes and commuter bikes share the same rack at the 2014 Downtown Criterium.

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Marvin Hall leads the Master 35+ Cat 1-3 race through the fourth turn at the 2014 Downtown Criterium. The race took place over a .80 mile course around Mill Creek at Central Park in downtown Bakersfield. Hall would go on to win the race.

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Marvin Hall raises his arms in victory as he crosses the finish line ahead of his Master 35+ Cat 1-3 competitors at the 2014 Downtown Criterium.

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Sacramento's Mary Maroon leads Kieran Devere of Fresno out of the third turn at the 2014 Downtown Criterium. The two women raced in a combined race with the men's Master 35+ 3,4 category with Maroon coming out ahead of Devere.

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Dusty Holland (6) takes the inside line from 21st onto V Street in the Master 35+ 3,4 category at the 2014 Downtown Criterium. Number 11 on the outside is Richard Klusman.

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Leaders of the 2014 Downtown Criterium Cat 3 race stay bunched together as they turn off of 19th Street and onto R Street.

Competitors in the 2014 Downtown Criterium took their bikes to the streets of downtown Bakersfield by Mill Creek Sunday.

Californian photographer Felix Adamo shares these images from race day.